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UTSA Student Leadership Center sends students to Texas Conference for Women

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UTSA students at Texas Conference for Women

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(Nov. 22, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center hosted a trip by 45 students Nov. 19 to the 2013 Texas Conference for Women. Held at the Austin Convention Center, the conference had more than 5,000 participants. Nationally recognized speakers shared their wisdom and insights on a range of personal and professional topics.

Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, the 14th annual conference included inspiring keynote speakers such as Rachel Ray, Jennifer Lawson, Leyman Gbowee and Esmeralda Santiago. The conference featured breakout sessions with panelist discussions, a health and wellness pavilion, a vendor exhibit hall, and a career pavilion with a mentor match program and resume critique. The students praised the many great learning opportunities that were included in the one-day conference.

The center selected students from across the colleges, sending a diverse group to represent UTSA. Students brought their different backgrounds and experiences to the conference and gained knowledge to benefit their communities.

"I would definitely recommend the conference to my peers," said Leslie Hernandez, a UTSA senior in biology. "The conference inspired me to become a better leader as well as focus on myself more in a positive way. I think future students can utilize a lot of information given there."

"It was a great experience with amazing and very inspirational keynote speakers, also an amazing networking and learning experience," said Meagan Lavalais, a senior studying kinesiology.

"I would recommend the conference to other people because it helps you understand the perspective of other types of people," said James Corner, a UTSA freshman studying business. "I feel like a leader, and I have grown because I can now better communicate with all types of people."

For more information about programs and events, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center in H-E-B University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Camps or on the SLC website.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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Labor Day Holiday

All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
All Campuses

Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture Connects

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning’s 2015-16 Speaker Series begins Sept. 9 with Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Manhattan-based Toshiko Mori Architect.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

UTSA Football vs. Kansas State

Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Changing the Conversation: Recovery Works!

As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus

Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus


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